In this episode, we discuss the values of remote work. We also cover the pros & cons of remote working, as well as share pro tips for conquering remote employment for tech companies.

Show Notes

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20/20/20 Rule

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Episode topic break-down

  • 00:00 Intro & Music
  • 00:20 Welcome to the podcast
  • 01:20 Ken talks about his Remote working journey
  • 03:00 Eli tells his path into Remote work
  • 04:00 Where do you start with Remote work?
  • 04:20 Where do you find Remote jobs?
  • 05:40 The importance of Networking
  • 06:50 Is Remote work right for me?
  • 07:40 What companies look for when hiring remote employees
  • 08:00 Investing into your remote office / equipment / supplies
  • 09:40 Things that companies provide for in-person employees
  • 11:00 Should companies invest into remote equipment?
  • 12:20 Discuss ideal home office equipment
  • 14:00 Does remote work mean working from home?
  • 15:00 Remote + PTO = Travel flexibility
  • 17:00 Time saving perks of remote work
  • 18:00 Perks for companies to hire remote employees
  • 18:30 Perks of working different time zones
  • 19:10 Pets at home office & providing emotional support
  • 20:00 Ken talks about the flexibility he gets as a remote employee
  • 21:20 Saving time & money
  • 22:00 The Cons of remote work
  • 24:00 How companies work along partial remote employees
  • 26:00 Tips for conquering remote work
  • 27:00 Pros / Cons for companies that have remote employees
  • 30:00 Tips for keeping companies / mangers happy while working remote
  • 31:00 Dedicated office space is vital + set boundaries
  • 33:30 Routines, routines, routines
  • 36:00 Scheduled reminders are key
  • 38:00 The 20/20/20 Rule
  • 39:20 How to present yourself as a remote worker
  • 40:30 Culture convos/conversations - build trust & transparency with your remote team
  • 42:40 Rapid Fire Questions
  • 48:00 Closing thoughts
  • 49:00 Episode wrap-up
  • 49:40 Outro & Music